Birth Rates for Teens According to Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, United States, Selected Years: 1990–2005 (Final) and 2006 (Preliminary)

Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of MotherBirth RateaPercent Change 2005–2006Percent Change 1991–2005
15–19 y
    All races41.940.547.761.859.93−34
    Non-Hispanic whiteb26.625.932.643.442.53−40
    Non-Hispanic blackb63.760.979.2118.2116.25−48
    Asian or Pacific Islander16.717.020.527.326.4−2−38
    Native Americanc54.752.758.384.181.14−37
15–17 y
    All races22.021.426.938.637.53−45
    Non-Hispanic whiteb11.811.515.823.623.23−51
    Non-Hispanic blackb36.134.950.186.184.93−59
    Asian or Pacific Islander8.78.211.616.316.06−50
    Native Americanc30.530.534.151.948.50−41
18–19 y
    All races73.069.978.194.088.64−26
    Non-Hispanic whiteb49.348.057.570.666.64−32
    Non-Hispanic blackb108.4103.0121.9162.2157.55−36
    Asian or Pacific Islander28.930.132.642.240.2−4−29
    Native Americanc92.887.697.1134.2129.36−35
  • Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Race categories are consistent with the 1977 OMB standards. Twenty-three states in 2006 and 19 states in 2005 reported multiple-race data. Multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 OMB standards for comparability with other states.

  • a Rates per 1000 women in specified group.

  • b In 1991 excludes data for New Hampshire and in 1990 excludes data for New Hampshire and Oklahoma, which did not report Hispanic origin on the birth certificate.

  • c Includes births to Aleuts and Eskimos.

  • d Includes all persons of Hispanic origin of any race.

  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: natality (